Sam Faiers shares the first full photo of baby Paul to social media

Published Tuesday, Jan 19 2016, 09:57 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Sam Faiers has finally treated fans to a full photo of her three-week-old son Paul on Instagram.

Taking to the photo-sharing app last night (18 January), Sam posted a gorgeous snap of her baby boy, just hours old.

It's a heart melter, right?

Sam Faiers shares first full photo of son Paul to Instagram
18 January

© Instagram / @samanthafaiers1

In her photo, Sam's boyfriend Paul can be seen cradling their baby, while little Paul can be seen curled up in his white all-in-one and puckering his lips. Cute!

Alongside her photo, former TOWIE star Sam told fans: "Just a few hours old, our beautiful baby ... Look at those lips, we can't help but just kiss him all the time."

Before now, Sam had only shared photos of her son that hid his face from view, so it's no surprise fans were quick to comment on her latest post, after seeing the first full photo of baby Paul on social media.

One follower gushed: "How cute [is] he congratulations on your baby boy xx." While another said: "Gorgeous, he has his selfie pout on point already! @samanthafaiers1."

Sam's photo of her bubba comes after she revealed she had chosen to name her son after his daddy. She told fans: "Paul Tony Knightley, our beautiful baby boy, named after his daddy & uncle."

While many fans were in favour of the little one's moniker, telling Sam it was incredibly cute of her to name her baby after his dad, others criticised her choice.

Hitting back, Sam shared a screenshot of a comment she had received. The 25-year-old thanked the fan for their message, insisting she couldn't have said better herself.

It read: "I actually cannot believe the comments on here. I wonder if any of them have children of their own? I wonder if they know what it feels like to carry a child for nine months, go through labour, be blessed with a healthy child and have the honour of calling him after his father... all they can think of is oh no Paul?!?! I think it's beautiful and is a real display of love on your behalf for your partner."

Sam and Paul first welcomed their son on 29 December. The couple announced the arrival of their first child on Instagram, sharing a photo of themselves clutching onto baby Paul's tiny fingers.

Sam's sister Billie Faiers was one of the first to congratulate the pair. She said: "I am the proudest sister and auntie in the world @samanthafaiers1 and Paul. I cannot describe my love for my beautiful nephew... I love you all so much and I can't wait for all the wonderful time we are going to spend together with him and Nelly."

Sam and Paul's baby joy came almost a year after they first began dating. Sam announced she was pregnant in August last year, before she and Paul later celebrated their one year anniversary in October.

Fans will soon get to see Sam's pregnancy onscreen, as she and Paul have documented the lead up to them becoming parents, including Sam's labour and baby Paul's arrival for Sam Faiers: The Baby Diaries.

In a one-off 90-minute special, viewers will get to see everything from baby scans to birthing classes and Sam's baby shower. They'll also see intimate home video footage captured while Sam was in labour, as well as seeing the new parents bring their newborn home and adjust to the first few weeks of parenthood.

Sam Faiers: The Baby Diaries is set to air on ITVBe in February.

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